Monthly Archives: June 2016

NBC/Universal Celebrates LGBT Pride Month [VIDEO]

NBC/Universal this afternoon posted a video in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. Narrated by out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, the clip features a montage of activists and recent events in LGBT rights. Watch below.

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Ben Shapiro Backs David French

As we all just learned, Bill Kristol’s mystery independent presidential candidate has turned out to be David French, a virtually unknown former lawyer for the viciously anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom. Former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro is kind of thrilled. He writes: If there’s going to be a third party candidate, nobody would make me happier than David French. French, for ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Massachusetts House Hears Trans Bill

The Massachusetts House is currently hearing debate on the transgender rights bill that passed in the state Senate last month. Watch live here. As noted in the post below this one, GOP Gov. Charlie Baker has promised to sign the bill should it reach his desk.

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MASSACHUSETTS: Republican Gov. Charlie Baker Says He’ll Sign Transgender Rights Bill

From the Boston Globe: After months of taking heat for ambiguity on a deeply controversial issue, Governor Charlie Baker said Tuesday he would sign a transgender public accommodations bill should it reach his desk. His declaration marked the beginning of the end of a bitter, years-long legislative battle over the rights of transgender people in Massachusetts. “We’ve certainly listened to ...

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Tony Perkins: Christians Are Being Quarantined By The Obama Administration Into Spiritual Ghettos [VIDEO]

“We are not disqualified from engaging in the public square simple because we’re Christian. And that’s where we’re at today, where people want us to check our Christian faith at the door of even public service; not just holding public office, but if you’re a fireman, a policeman, a teacher, a football coach, you’re supposed to leave your faith at ...

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Bloomberg: Bill Kristol’s Independent Candidate Is Former Lawyer For Alliance Defending Freedom

Bloomberg reports: Two Republicans intimately familiar with Bill Kristol’s efforts to recruit an independent presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have told Bloomberg Politics that the person Kristol has in mind is David French—whose name the editor of the Weekly Standard floated in the current issue of the magazine. French is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. ...

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Democrats Slam Vague “So-Called Religious Freedom Laws” In 2016 LGBT Pride Month Proclamation

Via press release from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz: As we begin LGBT Pride Month, members of the LGBT Community and their allies have many victories to celebrate. Our nation has made enormous progress in recent years in the fight for equality – the result of courageous individuals and dedicated groups in every corner of our country standing ...

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FLORIDA: 2 Dead, 57 Hospitalized After EDM Festival

TampaBay.com reports: Two people died after attending the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium over the Memorial Day weekend, according to Tampa police. A 22-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday and died Sunday, Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty said, and a 21-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Sunday and died Monday. While investigators await the results of toxicology tests, ...

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Gun Rights Leader Larry Pratt: If Democrats Win, We May Have To Resort To The “Bullet Box” [AUDIO]

Miranda Blue reports: Larry Pratt, the executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America, said on his “Gun Owners News Hour” radio program this weekend that if a Democrat wins the White House and the Supreme Court starts issuing decisions in favor of gun regulations, conservatives may turn to the “bullet box” to rectify the situation. “At that point, we ...

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Ken Ham: That Sin-Cursed Gorilla Had To Die

Well, of course creationist nutbag Ken Ham has an opinion about the gorilla killed in Cincinnati. He writes: Because we live in a fallen world, sin has affected everything, including gorillas and three-year-olds. Therefore when deciding what to do in a situation where a human being, made in God’s image, is in the control of a sin-cursed animal with no ...

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TESTIMONY: Trump University Was A Scam

Not that we didn’t know this. From the New York Times: In blunt testimony revealed on Tuesday, former managers of Trump University, the for-profit school started by Donald J. Trump, portray it as an unscrupulous business that relied on high-pressure sales tactics, employed unqualified instructors, made deceptive claims and exploited vulnerable students willing to pay tens of thousands for Mr. ...

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Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary +4 Points

Via Politico: Hillary Clinton is back on top of Donald Trump in a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday—barely. Drawing her support from younger, more educated and predominantly women voters, the former secretary of state leads the presumptive Republican nominee 45 percent to 41 percent. In the hypothetical but increasingly likely matchup between Clinton and Trump, 51 percent to 35 ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ex-Gay Torture Ban Dies For Current Session Despite Approval From Both Chambers

Two weeks ago the New Hampshire Senate followed the state House in approving a ban on ex-gay torture. The Senate vote even came with the support of GOP Majority Leader Jeb Bradley. But that’s where the good news ends, for now. New Hampshire Public Radio reports: The House and Senate passed differing versions of a ban on conversion therapy earlier ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Human Rights Campaign Petitions FAA To Cut Airport Funding Over Anti-LGBT Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: The Human Rights Campaign is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to consider whether House Bill 2 is causing North Carolina airports to violate grant requirements. If the FAA joined the U.S. Department of Justice’s position that HB2 violates the Civil Rights Act, the move could jeopardize millions of dollars in federal funding that helps operate and ...

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